Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday/Monday Posts - July 19th and 20th

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you'd like to participate with The Sunday Salon, it is now a Facebook group.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I'm also linking to  Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews.

Hello Everyone,

As some of you may know, my father passed away a week and a half ago.  He had been in the hospital for a few months.  I still can't believe my father is gone and I'm slowly trying to get my act together and get back into the swing of things.  Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.  It's much appreciated.

I've been away from the blog for the past two weeks.  Although I had quite a number of blog tours posted, those were pre-scheduled.  Some of which I even forgot about, so it's a good thing we can pre-schedule posts.  I haven't been participating in my usual book memes but I'll be doing those again soon.  If nothing else, the blog keeps me busy and keeps my mind off things.

I somehow managed to finish a couple of books.  I started both before I lost my father and then couldn't concentrate on them again, but eventually I managed to finish them.  Reading is a kind of stress reliever for me.

The summer weather has been beautiful here but the humidity is heading our way.  I'm not looking forward to that but I'll handle it :)

How have you all been?  What have you been reading?  Watching movies or TV shows?  What's going on?


Blog Tours/Spotlights/Reviews/Giveaways 
I Hosted

Monday, 7/6:  Locked, Loaded and Lying by Sarah Andre (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Tuesday, 7/7:  Promo:  Mansion of Meows by Patricia Fry

Wednesday, 7/8:  Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Thursday, 7/8:  Toxic by Kim Carr (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Saturday, 7/11:  Blog Tour:  The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Monday, 7/13: Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell (Spotlight/Q&A/Giveaway)

Wednesday, 7/15:  The Cottage Next Door by Georgia Bockoven (Review)

Thursday, 7/16:  Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis (Review)

Blog Tours/Hops Coming Up Next Week

Monday: Blog Tour: Death of An English Muffin by Victoria Hamilton (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Wednesday: The Cake Therapist by Judy Fertig (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Thursday: Girl of My Dreams by Peter Davis (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Posts This Week

I haven't been participating in memes this past week, but I'll get back into the swing of things soon.

I'm currently reading...

I'm finished reading...

I'm still listening to...

Next few books on my list to read....

What was your week like? What are you reading this week?


  1. Hugs!

    Wayward Pines is still good. And I so wanna know about the fall shows

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry.I hadn't heard that your father had died. *hugs* As you know, my dad died in May so I feel your pain. I had noticed the lack of memes but just figured you were busy. :( My condolences to you and your family.

    Isn't handy being able to schedule posts and so helpful that you had them done? Still, don't worry about us. We'll be here when you get back.

  3. So sorry about your father...and I know that I mentioned it before, but it bears repeating.

    I am glad you can find some books to escape to...I love the look of The Cake Therapist, and The Cottage Next Door looks intriguing.


  4. Oh gosh, I saw your posts appear this week and didn't know your dad had passed. So sorry for you and your family. It will take plenty of time to get back in the swing of things here on the blog, so don't even think about it. Take care of yourself, I'm thinking of you!

  5. I was so sorry to hear about your father. There something so world altering about losing a parent. I'm glad you've been able to get back to reading though I can understand how your attention would be elsewhere. Lots of virtual hugs and good thoughts being sent your way.

  6. So sorry to hear about your father. My deepest condolences.

  7. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. <3

  8. I am so sorry for the loss of your Father.

  9. So sorry to hear- my deepest sympathy to you! I hope your books continue to help ...

    Peaches and Scream sounds fun, and I heard The Guest Cottage was. Cat Nap has a great cover too!

  10. I see some cozies I'll be checking out. So sorry about your father. I lost mys sister and found some escape and peace in blogging.

    My Sunday Post -

  11. Prayers for you and your dad. I enjoyed The Guest Cottage and I think The Cottage Next Door looks good.

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Don't push yourself. It does take time to adjust and get back to your daily routine. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  13. I am so sorry to hear about your father, Yvonne. Be gentle with yourself in the coming weeks and months. I pray you may be surrounded by loving, supportive people.

  14. So sorry to hear about your dad - take it easy... the blog can always wait.

    I'm not sure we're ever ready to lose our parents...

  15. Sorry to hear about your loss, you are right reading is a great stress reliever.

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

  16. So sorry, hugs to you. Take whatever path works best for you.


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